. and we've spoken with people who live in this area of southeast alabama. and they tell us that it typically is not this cold this time of year. it dipped below freezing, but we've spoken with sources close to the negotiating process, and they tell us there are indications that this bunker is heated. so that these two people were safe overnight. we've talked a lot about the accused shooter and kidnapper and the victim. but the governor of alabama, robert brently really brought this home this is essentially about a little boy. and imagine, he's headed home on tuesday, on a school bus, with his friends. a man climbs onboard, a man he's never seen, with a gun, shoots that driver, and snatches him and drags him into a hole. and he stays there for five days. listen to governor bentley. >> i actually spoke to the mother right after this occurred. and she was very distraught. and as a parent, myself and just like i'm sure many of you are, it's just -- what can you say just except to cry with them d and, you know. it's difficult. >> negotiators say that there are all indications that this
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saturday, february 2nd, good morning, everyone, glad you're with us. i'm randi kaye. we start in alabama and the desperate waiting game for police and the parents of one little boy. the 5-year-old is being held underground for a fifth straight day while police wait outside his makeshift prison. negotiating with the person who grabbed him off a school bus earlier this week. my colleague victor blackwell is keeping an eye on the story and joins me now on the telephone. good morning. do they keep talking with this suspect throughout the night? >> reporter: well, from the latest we've received from local, state and federal investigators, this negotiating continues around the clock. now, what we do know what happened overnight was that the temperature, the temperature dipped below freezing for the first time during this ordeal, and we've learned from sources close to the negotiating process that they likely had heating in this bunker. so this -- the temperature was moderated overnight. but we have learned more about this potential relationship between this man who has the boy in the bunker an
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